TL:DR: It's been more than two years since Microsoft released its new Windows-as-a-Service OS — but a large proportion of enterprises still have to make the move. Despite Microsoft's marketing efforts, large organizations fear the consequences this migration brings — which is much larger than the two yearly updates that have to be managed. It requires a huge shift towards Evergreen IT — which in turn requires companies to define a Business-as-Usual scope, getting business unit buy-in for faster, more frequent updates, create continuous functions and budget/procurement processes, in addition to automated workflows and repeatable scalable processes.
Oct 30, 2017 2:29:34 PM / by Barry Angell
Oct 9, 2017 7:13:00 AM / by Barry Angell
One of the most frequent questions we get when we talk to potential customers about tooling is: "What about Microsoft Upgrade Readiness? How does Dashworks compare to that?" It's a very valid question since the Microsoft tool is available free of charge and also built by Microsoft. Since no one knows Windows 10 as well as Microsoft does, one can assume that they also know how to best ready and deploy it using proven industry practices.
5 Non-Technical Skills Your Business-as-Usual IT Team Must Have To Avoid Becoming Obsolete In This New As-A-Service World
Oct 3, 2017 7:41:00 AM / by Barry Angell
If you ask a bunch of different CIOs what is the biggest barrier to achieving his/her goals, you will likely hear the same answer: the current IT skill gap!
However, this isn't as simple as the IT skill gap that the industry faced in the past 2 decades. For twenty years, we encouraged young men and women in universities around the globe to learn about Object-Oriented Programming, Network Technologies, Web Services, and Service-Oriented Architecture, and within a few years, there were plenty of programmers, network specialists, and other IT professionals available to satisfy the demands.